General FAQs of Bone Cancer Surgery
Bone cancer will be diagnoses with the help of physical examination and the different other tests which you submit to the doctor.
Bone cancer can be diagnosed at different stages:
Stage 1: It is an early stage of cancer when it is detectable and has not spread much.
Stage 2: It does not spread but can cause harm to the nearby healthy cells.
Stage 3: It is invasive in nature and can spread to the nearby bone.
Stage 4: It can spread to the nearby healthy bone tissues and organs like lungs and brain as well.
Bone cancer is divided into different types which are broadly classified as:
Primary Bone cancer: These are the type which generates within the bone. These are further classified as:
- Osteosarcoma: This is most common type of Bone cancer where the immature bone produced in the long bones. It is often found in males in comparison to females below the age of 25 years.
- Ewing Sarcoma: It is a tumour which occurs in the bones or soft tissues which can be identified after Biopsy.
- Chondrosarcoma: It is a malignant type of tumour which occurs in the cartilage. It is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat.
Secondary Bone Cancer or Metastases: When the cancer spread to the bone from where it is started known as secondary bone cancer.
Though the cause for bone cancer is unknown but there are few factors which detects the cause of bone cancer. While treating osteosarcoma radiation therapy is used. If the dose of radiation therapy is in high amount then it may help in regenerating the rapid growth of the cells during the treatment only within the bone.
- Radiation therapy: It is performed to kill cancerous cells from the bone.
- Bone Cancer Surgery: In this, the tumours from the affected bone will be removed surgically at an early stage so as to stop the rapid and gradual growth of the same.
- Regular check-ups
- Blood test